Originally Posted by clink83
^ exactly. I see a lot more of this in practice:
I like the guy's website - lots to learn, but that above in my mind is a small technical fault - you can see what i mean in Ms Vonn's photo below - right after skis flat, both skis move to the outside, out from under the body, while Greg's inside ski stays under the body for quite a while... because he starts with a too wide a stance.
I correct that when I see it - the inside leg should retract as needed, which you can clearly see in Vonn's sequence. However, that is a hard one to correct at the higher age groups - it is so engrained that it's really hard to change.
p.s. I have a kid that's been parking for ever and started racing last year and he's smoking because he has awesome balance created in a very narrow stance, from his parking days - he's doing very very well not only in slalom but GS as well. SuperG too. Also - all my faster racers are the ones I got to ski and balance on the narrow side for a while. In racing, a wide stance becomes more of a crutch... who wants stable? I want fast!
p.s.2 when the going gets tough, the tough get on the outside ski!
p.s.3... to explain what I mean: I want skiers with mobility that can move fast and balance on the outside ski. I don't care much about balancing between the skis...
Edited by razie - 1/31/15 at 8:12pm